Innaarsuit (old spelling: Ivnârssuit) is an island settlement in Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. Located on an island of the same name, the settlement had 180 inhabitants in 2020.[2]

Innaarsuit is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 75°17′00″N 56°00′40″W / 75.28333°N 56.01111°W / 75.28333; -56.01111
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • MayorSusanne Kristensen Eliassen
 • Total180
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Upernavik ArchipelagoEdit

Innaarsuit within the Upernavik Archipelago

Innaarsuit is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W / 71.833; -56.000[3] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W / 74.833; -57.500.[4]


Innaarsuit is one of the few settlements in Avannaata municipality exhibiting significant growth patterns over the course of the last two decades, increasing by nearly half relative to 1990 levels, similarly to other settlements in the northern half of the archipelago: Kullorsuaq, and Tasiusaq.[5]

Innaarsuit population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]


During weekdays Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with flights from Innaarsuit Heliport to Tasiusaq Heliport and to Upernavik Airport.[6]

2018 IcebergEdit

In July 2018, an unusually large iceberg appeared off the shore of Innaarsuit. Some residents were evacuated in case the iceberg calved causing a wave that could swamp the settlement.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Ingen helikopter i en måned". Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (in Danish). 22 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland. Archived from the original on 2020-07-19. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  3. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village". BBC News. 14 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  8. ^ "EMSR297: Iceberg in Greenland (delineation maps)". Copernicus Emergency Management Service. 15 July 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.